Christian, Emma and I went to a local craft store yesterday to start shopping for the two swaps that I am doing this month. I am used to getting comments on how cute and adorable Christian is. I smile and say thank you and move on. No big deal. Every once in awhile, I come across a complete idiot. Yesterday that idiot was at the craft store. There were two elderly ladies there shopping and one commented on how cute he is and then the other one said....(brace yourself)..."My daughter has one of those."
ONE OF THOSE???? Excuse me?!?! One of those? I didn't know what to say. I just kept on walking. I am still learning when it comes to stupid people and Christian when to say something and when to just walk away. My child is not "one of those". He is the best little boy in the world and one of my greatest blessings.
Other stupid comments made over the past year:
"How much did he cost?"
"He must look like his dad."
And my all time favorite that was said to us more then once while I was pregnant with Emma- "Now you will have a child of your own".
I know not everyone means to be stupid when they make certain comments. As Christian gets older and can understand what some of this things mean and how some people are stupid, I need to be able to deal with the situation. I can't fix the world's stupidity or shield Christian from it, but I can teach him that he is an amazing person that makes me want to be a better person. I am the luckiest woman in the world to have that special little boy call me mommy.